24 November, 2020

Monica Menace

Alleged affairs with White House aides makes Clinton's position in the Paula Jones case shaky

Monica Menace
Is this just the beginning for US President Bill Clinton? The sexual harassment case against him has taken a turn for the worse with allegations of an affair with a twentysomething White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. While in a deposition in the Paula Jones case on January 17, Clinton denied an affair with Lewinsky, he did admit to giving her personal gifts.

 Jones has accused Clinton of unwanted sexual advances towards her in a Little Rock hotel room in 1991. And when Jones' lawyers questioned Clinton for six hours on January 17, he became the first US president forced to testify while in office in a court case in which he is the defendant. These lawyers have investigated numerous rumours of alliances and propositions by the president. "We think that it would be highly relevant if we were to prove at trial that there were other instances of similar conduct," said Jones' attorney James A. Fisher on TV.

Attorneys on both sides are now preparing arguments over whether tales of Clinton's past should be revealed to jurors—and, by extension, to the American...



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